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Technical Specification

DIN CEN/TS 15844-2 ; DIN SPEC 66294-2:2011-03
Postal services - ID-tagging of letter mail items - Part 2: BNB-78 Encoding Specification; English version CEN/TS 15844-2:2010

Title (German)

Postalische Dienstleistungen - ID-Kennzeichnung von Briefsendungen - Teil 2: Festlegung der BNB-78-Codierung; Englische Fassung CEN/TS 15844-2:2010




This Technical Specification specifies the representation of ID-tags as a 78-position bar-no-bar code (BNB-78) printed in fluorescent ink in area R1 on the reverse side of items. BNB-78 encoding is one of two encoding specifications supported by the whole series of CEN/TS 15844 for the printing of ID-tags in area R1, the other being BNB-62, which is specified in CEN/TS 15844-3. BNB-78 encoding supersedes the earlier specified BNB-62 encoding and shall be applied in all cases in which ID-tags are placed in area R1 on the reverse side of letter mail items of size up to and including C5, by issuers other than those explicitly authorised to continue use of BNB-62 encoding, namely An Post (Ireland), Canada Post and United States Postal Service.

Responsible national committee

NA 043-03-04 AA - Postal services  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 331/WG 3 - Physical processing chain and associated data  

Edition 2011-03
Original language English
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